"Weitz skillfully writes in a way that will reach students of many
disciplines and levels. This is perhaps the most comprehensive and
well-written text that I have reviewed. I envision the content and
presentation to be relevant for students majoring in Sociology,
Public Health, Nursing and Health Sciences, as well as helping
professions such as Social Work."
"[This book] continues to be a comprehensive review of the health care system, especially the changes that often overwhelm and contribute to the health care crisis in the United States. The updated additions help students become informed on relevant issues that impact their future lives and an ever-changing health status of world populations. I would highly recommend this text to anyone searching for an accessible and authoritative text on the sociology of health and illness."